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Gov. Deval Patrick took the wraps off a $50 million plan Tuesday that he says will help prepare Massachusetts for the challenges posed by climate change on public health, energy, transportation and basic infrastructure.The initiatives, unveiled by the governor at the New England Aquarium, include a ...
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How much can white or green roofs do to fight climate change?  Painting roofs white or covering them with plants could help fight global warming, but they don't offer the same bang for the buck everywhere, says a study Monday of six U.S. "megapolitan" regions. Cool roofs — painted white or ot...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
If you were a shrew snuffling around a North American forest, you would be 27 times less likely to respond to climate change than if you were a moose grazing nearby. That is just one of the findings of a new University of Colorado Boulder assessment led by Assistant Professor Christy McCain that lo...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial age, new research suggests. The companies range from investor-owned firms—household names ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
I live in Denver, Colorado, and for the past few days, we've had nothing but rain. Three months of rain in 48 hours, to be exact. The surge of water has caused rivers and streams to overflow their banks, drowning Boulder, Loveland, Longmont, Estes Park and many other towns along the Front Range unde...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Arnold Schwarzenegger called Thursday for an end to "doom and gloom" environmentalism as he hosted the first conference of his new green movement fostering action by local governments and individuals.   "If we want to inspire the world, it is time for us to forget about the old way of talking...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Deutsche Bank's head of carbon emissions research Mark Lewis can't see how the world can avoid dangerous global warming - judged as greater than two degrees Celsius - based on the targets agreed at climate change summits in Copenhagen and Cancun. Mr Lewis said a target to restrict global warming to...
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